Memento [v1, i1]

Adventures in Vanoree: V. 1, July Issue 1 There was a curious asymmetry to the lives of the folk of Vanoree, those toolmakers that the realmborn called the Vath—City builders and ship sailors, puzzlers of things and namers of others.  The asymmetry was this: That often they knew when they were about to do somethingContinue reading “Memento [v1, i1]”

Continuity (Mini) Journal Post #5

Hey! I wanted to take a minute to talk about…well, all the things that I’ve talked about up until now. A lot of it has been about the specifics of my world building process, and the magic system; but the thing is, I’m kind of working on all of this constantly. Even once I actuallyContinue reading “Continuity (Mini) Journal Post #5”

Magic System Journal Post #4

Creating the magic system for the Three Realms has been a long and rambling process, but at the end of all the iterating I landed on a concept that I think works really well.  There are a tremendous number of resources out there for how to create magic systems, nearly endless articles and discussions andContinue reading “Magic System Journal Post #4”

Character & Theme Journal Post #3

This time I wanted to talk about Theme and Characters, and how I did all of the work for both of them entirely backwards.   Characters are really what make a story work, an interesting plot and setting are elevated by interesting characters.  It’s not impossible to have a good story without strong characters, butContinue reading “Character & Theme Journal Post #3”

Dragons! Journal Post #2

(Technical write up at the end after the draft sketches for those interested.) Dragons!  There’s no better shorthand for fantasy than dragons.  Personally, I have always been fond of dragons in their role as ultimate antagonist–bigger than you, older than you, stronger than you, smarter than you, obsessive, powerful, and deeply malicious.  While there isContinue reading “Dragons! Journal Post #2”

Why Build a World? Journal Post #1

Three Realms Serials Journal Post #1 Jack Wright, December 2020 I did not like reading when I was a child.  Books were difficult, spelling and grammar homework was a struggle that often ended in tears and yelling, and books were made of those things, so I didn’t like them either.  Looking back, I can sayContinue reading “Why Build a World? Journal Post #1”